gilded vs opulent what difference

what is difference between gilded and opulent

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪldɪd/

Verb

gilded

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gild

Adjective

gilded

  1. Having the color or quality of gold.
  2. Made of gold or covered by a thin layer of gold.
  3. Having a falsely pleasant appearance; sugarcoated.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 7
      All that glisters is not gold;
      Often have you heard that told:
      Many a man his life hath sold
      But my outside to behold:
      Gilded tombs do worms infold.
      Had you been as wise as bold,
      Young in limbs, in judgement old,
      Your answer had not been inscroll’d:
      Fare you well; your suit is cold.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • glided


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin opulēns, opulentus, from ops (wealth, power, resources), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃op- (to work; produce in abundance). Equivalent to ops +‎ -ulent.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒpjʊlənt/

Adjective

opulent (comparative more opulent, superlative most opulent)

  1. Luxuriant, and ostentatiously magnificent.
  2. Rich, sumptuous and extravagant.

Related terms

  • opulence

Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin opulēns, opulentis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔ.py.lɑ̃/

Adjective

opulent (feminine singular opulente, masculine plural opulents, feminine plural opulentes)

  1. opulent

Related terms

  • opulence

Anagrams

  • loupent

Further reading

  • “opulent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Romanian

Etymology

From French opulent, from Latin opulentus.

Adjective

opulent m or n (feminine singular opulentă, masculine plural opulenți, feminine and neuter plural opulente)

  1. opulent

Declension


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